Announcing Poemeleon's new regionally-focused sister publication:



Founded in 2010  by Cati Porter, in partnership with the Inlandia Institute, Inlandia: A Literary Journey seeks to spotlight the Inland Empire's rich literary heritage. What you will find at Inlandia: A Literary Journey are regionally-focused poems, stories, essays, memoir, novel excerpts, book reviews, interviews, and a rotating feature of work produced by participants from the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops series.

Also, in concert with a series of programs taking place in the City of Riverside thanks to a City Sponsorship Grant, Literary Laureate Susan Straight will be contributing notes on the writing life as well as information about her upcoming events as the region’s first Literary Laureate. The theme will be “Travel Into Inlandia” emphasizing the importance of “place.”

As the founding editor of Poemeleon, whose inaugural issue focused on place, I invite all of Poemeleon's readers to explore the region that I -- and about four million other people -- call home. And, in spite of rumors to the contrary, it really is nothing like the David Lynch movie by the same name.

Published quarterly (January, April, July, October), the inaugural issue includes Inlandia-connected authors Shin Yu Pai, Rebecca K. O'Connor, Louise Mathias, Nicelle Davis, Gayle Brandeis, and Stephanie Barbe Hammer.

And if you live, work in, and/or write about the Inland Empire, view the submission guidelines here.